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Pistorius re-enacts Steenkamp shooting in leaked video

Video footage of paralympian Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp will be broadcast on Australian television.

Oscar Pistorius in court for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

The video, which is already online, shows the athlete walking, without his prosthetic legs, across his apartment, as if holding a gun, watched by various men in suits.

His defence team say the footage was part of a number of exercises that made up part of their forensics analysis of the night, and were obtained illegally.

Court told Oscar Pistorius 'a suicide risk'

Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to receive mental health care, a court heard today.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux read excerpts from a psychologist's report at Pistorius' murder trial that said the athlete has depression and post-traumatic stress disorder

Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pictured in court today. Credit: Reuters

"His condition is likely to worsen" if professional treatment for those conditions is halted, he told the Pretoria court.

Pistorius denies murdering Steenkamp on Valentine's Day year, claiming he opened fire after mistakenly thinking there was an intruder in the bathroom.

Court told Pistorius does not have a mental health issue

Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental health problem when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, his murder trial has heard.

Pistorius' trial resumed today after the Olympic and Paralympic athlete underwent a 30-day psychiatric evaluation, during which a panel of experts assessed his mental state at the time of the shooting and whether Pistorius was capable of understanding the wrongfulness of the act.

Oscar Pistorius talks to his defence lawyer Barry Roux inside the Pretoria court where his trial is taking place. Credit: REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee/Pool

The evaluation came after a psychiatrist, Dr Merryll Vorster, testified for the defence that Pistorius had an anxiety disorder that could have contributed to the killing.

Pistorius denies murder and told the Pretoria court that he opened fire after mistakenly thinking there was an intruder in the bathroom.


Electrical cord evidence 'appears to have gone missing'

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Oscar Pistorius' murder trial:

Reeva's mother listens to witness at Pistorius trial

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp was in court today as the Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumed.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp pictured in court today. Credit: RTV

Pistorius, who denies murder, claims he shot the 29-year-old model by mistake through a toilet door at his house, thinking she was an intruder.

Court hears Pistorius would have difficulty firing a gun

Oscar Pistorius' doctor has told the court the defendant would have difficulty firing a gun as the recoil would have an impact on his balance.

Oscar Pistorius listens to his doctor give evidence at his murder trial. Credit: REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool

Dr Versfeld said, "If he is stretching out and he's having difficulty balancing, then the recoil would have an effect on him".

Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistakenly believed she was an intruder when he shot her through the bathroom door.

Doctor: Pistorius' ability to ward off danger 'is impaired'

Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has heard the athlete's "ability to ward off danger is impaired" when he is not wearing his prosthesis.

Dr Versfeld told the high court in Pretoria, "While I would expect that he could carry a cricket bat ... I don't believe that he would be able to strike anything with that cricket bat with any type of force ... because he would overbalance and fall down."

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:

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